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Angela Marinilli Pinto


Dr. Angela Marinilli Pinto is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and teaches courses in Statistics for Social Science and Abnormal Psychology.

A behavioral psychologist with a specialty in obesity, Dr. Pinto has received national media coverage for her National Institute of Health-funded study, which was the first to compare professionally delivered, group-based behavioral weight loss treatment to Weight Watchers, where trained peer counselors have achieved their own successful weight loss.

She is available to comment on the following topics:
- Types of behavioral obesity treatment and outcomes
- Behavioral approaches to weight loss
- Motivational predictors of weight loss
- Eating disorder risk factors
- Self-efficacy and the effects on eating disorder treatment

Prior to teaching at Baruch, Dr. Pinto was an Assistant Professor (Research) at Brown Medical School, where she studied behavioral obesity treatment and completed a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. Her research has been published in Obesity, Body Image, Eating Behaviors, Women’s Health, Quality of Life Research, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, International Journal of Eating Disorders, American Journal of Psychiatry, and American Journal of Health Behavior. She has also written book chapters on weight loss in type 2 diabetic patients and body image disturbance in children.

Dr. Pinto earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and biology from Harvard University and her PhD in clinical psychology with a subspecialty in behavioral medicine from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She completed a clinical psychology internship at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School.


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